Make this semi-homemade fruit crumble with apple and mixed berries. But use the fruits you love for this easy classic dessert. Sometimes a recipe is good; sometimes, it is excellent, but other times it is great.
All recipes have a story, and this one is no exception. We needed a dessert, which we usually don't do for a company meal. I was doing marinated strip steaks on the grill with grill mix veggies, so I didn't have time for "work."
My daughter had just the recipe in a cookbook. A photo of the recipe and a text message and we were good to go. The recipe used some frozen berries, a can of apple pie feeling, and some refrigerated cookie dough.
While it was really good, the main downfall was the topping of crumbled up refrigerated cookie dough. While nice, it could be better with almost no work. So we substitute in a simple crumble-top from my apple crumble pie, and we went from good to great. I love that topping.
A solid five.
🍮Cobblers, Crumbles, vs. Crisps
Cobblers have a biscuit or cake topping.
Crumbles and crisps are commonly used interchangeably. The differentiating factor is crisps have oats in the topping and crumble do not. This seems to be not widely accepted. So you can call this a crisp or crumble if you must.
You can vary the pie filling and types of fruit to your tastes.
If you don't want to do the crumble topping, then use one tube of sugar cookie dough crumbled up.
The original recipe suggests thawing the frozen berries, but just dump them in frozen is fine.
Good refrigerated for 2-3 days or frozen for 2-3 months.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Prepare the crumble topping. Combine one cup flour, ½ cup brown sugar, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Melt one stick (½ cup) butter in the microwave and mix it into the dry mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, combine two 12 oz bags of frozen mixed berries, one 21 oz can of apple pie filling, ⅓ cup sugar, and 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon.
Pour berry mixture into an eight by eight or nine by six baking dish. Top with the crumb mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and severe warm with ice cream.
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Easy Fruit Crumble
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- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter - one stick
- 21 oz apple pie filling - one can
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon - less is ok
- 24 oz mixed berries - frozen two bags
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Prepare crumble topping. Combine one cup flour, ½ cup brown sugar, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Melt one stick (½ cup) butter in the microwave and mix into the dry mixture.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine two 12 oz bags of frozen mixed berries, one 21 oz can of apple pie filling, ⅓ cup sugar, and 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon.
- Pour berry mixture into an eight by eight or nine by six baking dish. Top with the crumb mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cook for a few minutes and severe with ice cream.
- This works fine in an 8 by 8 or 9 by 6 baking dish.
- Use the pie filling and fruit you want.
- If you don't want to do the crumble topping, then use one tube of sugar cookie dough crumbled up.
- Good refrigerated for 2-3 days and frozen for 2-3 months.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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